"The goal we've decided as a family unit, a fam bam, [is] let's get to the finals together," Vanessa explained. "And then, as Nick is quoted as saying, the gloves come off, I guess. We just don't want it to be awkward, like, week three that I'm sitting in the audience watching him and Peta dance or vice versa."
"If we're sitting in the audience week three, I'm going to be embarrassed to show up to the ballroom," added Nick.
And because premiere night is just days away, Nick and Vanessa have been taking their competitiveness home.
"I will say that Nick sings around the house," Vanessa confessed, telling ET that their 5-year-old son, Camden, always says, "Daddy, stop singing."
"Then I sing around the house and he loves it when I sing!" she added. "So I'm like, 'That's my boy.' Nick's literally said, 'Buddy, you realize my singing has put a roof over our head?' I'm like, 'The boy knows what he likes.'"
Season 25 of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. As we patiently wait to see what these two will bring to the ballroom, hear more on how Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy are gearing up for the competition!